Ombre Background Snowman Card

Ombre Background Snowman Card to MakeOmbre Background Snowman Card

This free tutorial is for a Ombre Background Snowman Card. The definition of ombre, according the online dictionary Merriam Webster, is having colors or tones that shade into each other—used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark.


Cardstock: Black, White and Red
Post-it® Note (large enough for the snowman stamp) or scrap piece of paper
ColorBox® Mix’d Media Inx™ by Donna Salazar Denim, Jasmine and  Peridot
Vivid!® Dye Ink Turquoise and Black
ColorBox ® Pigment Brush Pad—Lemon Grass
Top Boss® Embossing Powder—Pearl
Orange Marker
Inkadinkado® Ornate Snowman*
Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card™ Snowflakes
Cosmetic Sponges

Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®

*Note: Please feel free to substitute the snowman stamp if you have a different one or cannot find the one I used.

Size: 4 1/4″ Square


  1. Create the card base from the white card stock—4 1/4″ square (when folded in half). Cut a 4″ square from the white cardstock and a 4 1/8″ square from the black cardstock.
  2. Create a mask of the Snowman image by stamping it on a Post-It Note (or scrap piece of paper) and cutting it out. Make sure that part of the image is stamped over the adhesive strip.
  3. Ink up the snowman using black ink. Stamp the snowman image on the 4″ square and on the red cardstock. Cutout the hat and scarf from image stamped on the red cardstock.
  4. Cover the snowman with the mask. Stamp the snowflakes using Jasmine. Sprinkle with embossing powder. Apply heatgun. Create the ombre by applying ink over the snowflakes using cosmetic sponges. Apply the following inks: Denim, Peridot, Lemon Grass and Turquoise.
  5. Color in the nose with orange and assemble the card.

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